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Daja Wentz thrives under pressure (Premium)
As one of the more talented guards coming onto the high school scene this past season, 5'6" Daja Wentz (Msgr. Scanlan '19) made the most of her time on the floor with the Crusaders, shining on the varsity level as a freshman and displaying why she already has a number of high major Division 1 schools interested in her abilities.
Clearly one of the top players in the country, 5'11" guard Andra Espinoza-Hunter '17 is a longtime UConn commit for over 2 years already. She played her 7th and 8th grade years for Ossining H.S. before making the move to Blair Academy in New Jersey for the start of her H.S. years.
While known for being a boys’ basketball power, the Mt. Vernon girls program has one of the top talents in the area as 5'9" forward Curstyn Moore '17 has rapidly become one of the toughest and most competitive players out on the AAU circuit this summer.
Upstate guard is D-I prospect (Premium)
As one of the top young prospects in Section 9, 5'10" guard Chloe Chaffin (Kingston '18)has gone out so far this spring and summer and solidified herself as sure fire future Division 1 prospect as one of the leading scorers and playmakers for the Upstate AAU power, NY Havoc.
Selena Philoxy takes over (Free)
One of, if not the biggest key to South Shore H.S. and their ability to repeat as PSAL Champions this past season was big 6'2" forward Selena Philoxy '17. Philoxy, who was new to the Lady Vikings roster, came in and filled a massive role averaging a double-double and dominated at times en route to yet another title.
Long Island PG passes the test (Premium)
Having been one of the better point guards and playmakers out on Long Island this past season, 5'6" guard Jourdin Thomas (South Side '17) decided that it was time for her to test herself against the very best, and that is exactly what she has been able to do playing on the Nike EYBL circuit this spring and summer with the New Jersey Sparks.
Albany guard drawing D-I attention (Premium)
The talent level in the Albany region over the past several years has grown immensely as players coming out of Section 2 are considered to be some of the best in New York State, and one rising senior whose game is drawing a good amount of Division 1 attention these days is 5'10" guard Lucy Tougas (Glens Falls '17).
McCormick is one of the best in New York (Premium)
She may not get the recognition that she deserves, but when you think of the best athletes in New York State one of the first names you definitely have to list is 5'11" wing Paige McCormick (Heuvelton '17).
Freshman guard dominates 16U circuit (Premium)
Having played varsity basketball and major AAU basketball since she was in the 7th grade, 5'11" guard Teisha Hyman (Woodlands '19) has been a well-known star in the New York girls basketball scene for years now.
Emily Engstler taking no prisoners (Premium)
While she had to sit out this past high school season due to transfer rules, 6'1" forward Emily Engstler (St. Francis Prep '18) has come back onto the scene in dominating fashion during this the AAU season as she once again looks to solidify herself as one of New York's top recruits in the 2018 class.
Brooklyn playmaker lives up to the hype (Premium)
There is good reason why 5'9" guard Kania Pollack (Boys & Girls '18) has gotten the nickname "The Playmaker" at the Rose Classic and that's because she is the consummate point guard who does everything and anything to make plays.
As the Class of 2016 are celebrating graduation and the fact that they will be moving onto college soon it's rare at this point to find a quality player with excellent academics still on the board, but the head scratching case of 5'6" guard Taliyah Brisco (Francis Lewis '16) shows that even a top quality, championship player can be overlooked by college coaches.
Morgan Staab Commits D-I (premium)
Having averaged 16 points and 11 rebounds a game this past season, 6'1" forwardMorgan Staab (Kellenberg '17) had been one of the more under recruited girl’s talents for some time.
GymRat Challenge 16U Top Performers (Premium)
This past weekend saw not just great teams take the court for the GymRat Challenge at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, but great individual talents as well as some of the top players throughout New York State took the court to showcase their skills in hoping to lead their AAU squads to championships.
Kate Cain Makes Her Decision (Premium)
As one of the most physical dominating and imposing players in New York State, 6'5" forward Kate Cain (Pine Bush '17) was considered to be among the top recruits in the area, and after a visit last week and weighing her options, Cain decided she knew where she wanted to be and made the decision to commit.
The 16u GymRat Challenge up at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs this weekend was loaded with some of the top girl’s teams from the Northeast, and while they may have had a number of challenges along the way the Westchester Hoopers would not be denied as they overcame deficits, foul issues, and in some cases the referees to win the Gold Bracket Championship, proving themselves to be among the top AAU teams now in the area.
Peyton's earning her place (Premium)
The Rose Classic in Brooklyn has always been known to bring out the best of the best among girl’s basketball throughout the Northeast, and while many big names come out and play with their respect AAU teams, no one may have boosted their stock more so far this spring at the Rose than 5'8" guard Peyton Steinman (Pittsfield, MA '17).
Grace Guachione’s an Albany Lady Star (Premium)
A prolific scorer who can also run a team with ease, 5'7" guard Grace Guachione (Miss Hall's School, MA '17) has all the tools to become one of the more impactful prospects this summer on the AAU circuit playing with the Albany Lady Stars, and she is hoping to go out and make a name for herself as she just seems to know how to get the job done.
The Ramil Sisters 3.0 (Premium)
Over the past couple years New York State has seen an invasion of Ramil sisters as Binghamton H.S. has produced first Jodi and then Olivia, both of whom have now taken their talents to Georgetown, and next up on the list is 6'0" wing Annie Ramil '18.
BROOKLYN, NY - As the top two seeds heading into the playoffs at the Rose Classic, for many the dream matchup for the championship game was iExcel vs. D1 Bound. Both went unbeaten throughout the regular season, and were loaded with top future college stars. All both needed to do was fight their way through 3 rounds of playoff games to meet for the title, and that's what both ended up doing.
Rose Classic Semifinals (Free)
BROOKLYN, NY - The semifinals of the Rose Classic on Sunday morning in Brooklyn featured 4 of the top teams in the area with the talent in the building overflowing with girls who are future high major Division 1 stars.
PG Leandra Echi is ready, willing & able (Premium)
Back in April of 2014 5'8" guard Leandra Echi (Beacon '16) had the unthinkable happen to her. Playing a game at the Rose Classic in Brooklyn, NY she had her leg caught up with an opponent and she tore the ACL in her left knee.
Rose Classic Top Performers - 5/22/16 (Premium)
It was the final regular season day at the Rose Classic on Sunday, and with the regular season now having come to a close the playoffs will soon be upon us to determine who is the best of the best at the tournament played twice a year at JHS 113 in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.
BROOKLYN, NY - Sunday was the final day of the regular season at the Rose Classic and the action was highlighted by a pair of teams who each played multiple games, shining at JHS 113 as teams jockeyed for playoff position with one last chance to get that big statement making win.
Top Northeast PG seeks 1st offer (Premium)
One of the top point guards in the Northeast, 5'8" Qadashah Hoppie (The Patrick School, NJ '17) keeps proving herself wherever she plays. The Staten Island native decided to go to New Jersey to play her H.S. ball because she wanted to prove herself against the best, and now she has made the move to play with the NJ Sparks on the Nike EYBL circuit to once again prove herself against the very best.
Nina Fedullo Aims For The Radar (Premium)
She may be flying under the radar a bit but 5'11" wing Nina Fedullo (Amsterdam '17) is well on her way to being a sure fire Division 1 recruit, and one of the top rising seniors in New York State for next season.
Avery LaBarbera In Charge (Premium)
A star already up in Section 1, 5'5" guard Avery LaBarbera (Harrison '18) is out to show the country this spring and summer that regardless of her size, she is willing and able to do whatever necessary to lead her team to victory.
Danielle Patterson Trims List (Premium)
Having climbed her way up the national rankings to become one of the top prospects in the country in the Class of 2017, 6'3" forward Danielle Patterson (The Mary Louis Academy '17) has expanded her game so far this spring as she stars with the New Jersey Sparks on the Nike EYBL circuit.
Erica Martinsen's at the top of her game (Premium)
A two time Western New York H.S. Player of the Year as voted on by the Buffalo News, 5'9" guard Erica Martinsen has put up some astounding numbers including a 50-point game in the Section 6 Class "AA" playoffs this past season.
Normally we do high school recruiting and commitment stories but the case of Lexi Martins we had to make an exception. NYCHoops.net was notified that Martins just accepted a scholarship offer that exemplifies what it means to use basketball instead of letting basketball use you.
Rose Classic Saturday (Free)
BROOKLYN, NY - With the April Live Period now behind us it was time to get back on the court at JHS 113 for some Rose Classic action. Some of the top teams in this year's tournament hit the court on Saturday in Fort Greene as each squad looks to come together as a unit to make a run at a championship.
Milicia Reid looks to raise her profile (Premium)
Hands down one of the top performers, if not the top performer, at the NYG Friday Night Showcase this past week was 5'8" guard Milicia Reid (Bishop Loughlin '17). One of NYC's finest put on a show in front of dozens of college coaches
It was a season to remember for 5'10" guard Lauren McPeek (Binghamton '18) as the sophomore averaged nearly 15 points per game in helping lead the Lady Patriots to the Section 4 Class "AA" Championship.
Upstate NY Post Player Breaks Out (Premium)
There has been a genuine lack of talented post players in New York State in recent years but that looks to be about to change, and a big part of that change could be 6'4" forward Mary Foster
NYG Friday Night Showcase Top Performers (Premium)
The opening night of the Live Period is always night that everyone in attendance looks forward to. From the coaches watching to the players performing, it's a chance to make a first statement and really get your spring and summer period off on the right note.
NY Forward Double-Doubles (Premium)
She may not always get the attention she deserves, but 6'2" forward Julia Kelner '17 was a very big reason for the success this season of Jamesville-DeWitt having helped lead the Section 3 squad to the Class "A" State Championship.
Aubrey Griffin Walks The Talk (Premium)
She may have only just finished up her freshman season on the basketball court with Ossining but there are many who are ready to proclaim 5'11" wing Aubrey Griffin '19 the best player in New York State.
NYCHoops.net Top Ten Teams Breakdown (Premium)
One team rose up to be the cream of the crop in New York and take the top spot for the first time. It was truly an exciting and interesting season from start to finish, so for the last time this season let’s take a look at the final Top Ten.
The Federation Tournament on the girl’s side was filled with incredibly talented young players who have yet to commit to colleges so it was a great stage, with some of New York's best teams taking part, to really display just how good some of our top prospects really are.
ALBANY, NY - Having gone down 26-7 late in the opening quarter, having lost star player Shadeen Samuels '16 to her 4th foul with 2:37 to go in the second quarter, and playing the 2 time defending champions, there was very little reason for anyone to believe
Federation Class A Semis (Premium)
ALBANY, NY - It was the Class "A" time for the girls on Saturday morning at the Times Union Center in Albany as the semifinals took place with high expectations of two teams going through for a possibly marquee matchup on Sunday.
ALBANY, NY - Always one of the highlights of the Federation Tournament weekend is Friday afternoons Class "AA" Girls Semifinals. There are always 4 extremely talented and deep teams who each can make a case year after year to being able to bring home the title.
Friday, March 18th
St. Anthony's (24-3) vs. Long Island Lutheran (18-5) - 1pm
South Shore (23-4) vs. Ossining (26-2) - 3pm
Championship Game- Saturday, March 19th at 7pm
STATEN ISLAND, NY - Turn back the clock 7 months to this past August. St. Anthony's H.S. had just won the Conrad McRae Girls Championship to close out the summer and the talk at that time was clear, the Friars goal this season was a CHSAA Class "AA" State Championship, and they believed they had all the pieces to get it done.
NEW YORK, NY - Coming in as the defending champions and having dominated the PSAL once again this season, the pressure was on head coach Anwar Gladden and his South Shore squad to put together a big game on the biggest stage of them all, the PSAL Class "AA" Championship Game at Madison Square Garden.
CHSAA Class AA Semifinals (Premium)
STATEN ISLAND, NY -The CHSAA Class "AA" State Semifinals were held on Friday evening out at St. John Villa Academy as the winners of the four diocese from across New York State came together to crown an overall champion.
Top Ten Girls Teams-Week 14 (Premium)
Championship Week is now upon us as the NYSPHSAA, the CHSAA, and the PSAL will all crown champions in each classification this weekend as we wind down towards the end of the girls basketball season.
TROY, NY -The game most everyone wanted to see all season long was on as on Saturday at Hudson Valley C.C., Section 2 Class "AA" Champions Shenendehowa took on Section 3 Class "AA" Champions Cicero-North Syracuse in a NYSPHSAA Class "AA" Girls State Regional Final.
NYCHoops.net Top Ten 2016 Players (Premium)
It has been such a great year in New York State for girl’s basketball. The talent level seems to have never been better, and the amount of teams who have a chance to win State Championships is as deep as ever before.
Girls State Rankings (Free)
NYC Hoops (powered by Rivals.com) ranks the top 10 Except for Pre-Season Rankings, basketball teams in New York City based on wins & loses (league & non-league), taking into account how many games were played and competitive level of teams played.
NYCHoops.net Top Ten Teams - Week 13 (Premium)
As we now hit March, girls basketball across New York State is officially starting to pick up steam as the team's in the NYCHoops.net Girls Top Ten are now being challenged game in and game out en route to what each team hopes is a State Championship.
CHSAA Girls B/Q Championship (Premium)
ASTORIA, NY - The CHSAA Girls Brooklyn/Queens Championship has always held a lot of prestige. It is a title that teams strive for, but this year's matchup between Christ the King and Bishop Loughlin held even more importance than ever before.
B/Q Diocese Semifinals (Free)
FRESH MEADOWS, NY - The boys had their Brooklyn/Queens Diocese Semifinals on Wednesday, but Thursday night it was girls turn as they had their B/Q semi's, also at St. Francis Prep in Queens. The highlight game saw Bishop Loughlin take on The Mary Louis Academy, while the other game pitted top seed Christ the King against Nazareth.
Having lost their entire starting five from last season, a group that had been together for four years, there were questions entering this season about just how good this season's Long Island Lutheran team would be.
It was Final Four day out in Suffolk County as the four best girls teams in Class "AA" took the court to try and advance to next week's championship game. Both games proved to be competitive throughout but with Sachem East downing Copiague 54-44, and Commack taking out Kings Park 58-44, Wednesday's title tilt is now set.
FLUSHING, NY - After having watched Duke shock North Carolina on Wednesday night, The Mary Louis Academy head coach JoAnn Arbitello-Pinnock sent a text to her team with one simple message, you got to believe.
Staten Island PG Shines in NJ (Premium)
One of New Jersey's brightest young stars is actually a New Yorker born and bred as 5'9" guard Qadashah Hoppie (The Patrick School, NJ '17) may be playing her high school ball in the Garden State, but she representing NYC each time she hits the floor.
NYCHoops.net Top Ten Teams (Week 12) (Premium)
It's postseason time for all the Public Schools in the NYCHoops.net Girls Top Ten, while all the Catholic School across New York State still have a week to go before their playoff journey begins.
2016 Nominees for Mr. New York Basketball BCANY is proud to provide information on the finalists for the 2016 Mr. New York Basketball Alphabetical Order
MIDDLE VILLAGE, NY - You could say that this year's Bishop Loughlin team has come together in a big way. While last year was more about the individual, this year it's more about the team, and that change has spurred the Lady Lions to being a true CHSAA title contender.
NY Wing Draws Attention (Premium)
As one of the best players on one of the best teams in New York State, 6'0" Shenendehowa junior wing Sydney Brown '17 is starting to the draw the attention of opposing defenses, as well as college coaches, as she is primed to be a player watch over the weeks and months to come.
Ashlie Howell Makes Her Choice (Premium)
The lineage of stars to pass through the girl’s basketball program at Christ the King is long and distinguished. The Royals have been a basketball power for years, and this current senior class is no different.
The end of the regular season is now upon us as most everyone across New York State will be playing their final games before the playoffs begin next week.
What that means is that there is just a few more chances to make a name for yourself in the NYCHoops.net Girls Top Ten before the postseason starts
Lady Royals Top Capital Prep (Free)
MIDDLE VILLAGE, NY - It hasn't been easy for Christ the King against teams from outside of New York City. When they have gone out to compete against the very best that the rest of the country has to offer they have struggled, but they have been starting to turn that around as of late.
The Mecca: Top Performers (Premium)
The Mecca is considered one of the premier girl’s basketball events in NYC during the H.S. season, and once again this year the event brought out some of the best talent from New York State as well as up and down the East Coast.
Donata Davis Shows & Proves (Premium)
Having played against the likes of South Shore, Francis Lewis, and Grand Street Campus in the PSAL, along with tough non-league games against Albertus Magnus, Peekskill, and Woodlands, 5'7" guard Dyona Davis (Harry Truman '18) has proved every time out that she is one of the top players in NYC.
Top Ten Teams (Week 10) (Premium)
With 7 of the 10 teams in the NYCHoops.net Girls Top Ten having played this past weekend at The Mecca Challenge at the Gauchos Gym in NYC, many of the teams were severely tested. Some passed with flying colors, while others failed to meet lofty expectations.
The Mecca Recaps (Free)
BRONX, NY - In terms of big time girl’s basketball events in New York City, it's tough to match the quality that The Mecca put together each year. Run by the Gauchos organization, The Mecca brings together some of the best teams from New York, and from up and down the East Coast as well,
Cosgrove: One of NY's Best (Premium)
If you are looking for quite possibly the most intriguing and most versatile girls basketball player in New York, you are going to have to take a trip out to the Eastern parts of Long Island to visit 6'4" forward Danielle Cosgrove (Sachem East '18).
Big Future Ahead for Konare (Premium)
Boys basketball has seen its fair share of players coming from the country of Mali and shining on the H.S. level. Both Cheick Diallo and Kassoum Yakwe came over and made huge impacts after making the trip from the small African nation, and now it is Fatoumata Konare (Boys and Girls '17)
Green Returns To Form (Premium)
Admittedly the 2014-2015 season was not the best for 5'9" guard Sierra Green (Francis Lewis '16). After leading the Lady Patriots to a PSAL City Championship as a sophomore, her junior year was a step back in terms of individual and team production for Green,
Say Yes To Success Showcase (Free)
BRONX, NY - There are some games that mean a little more to teams, games that could in a sense legitimize a school and program, and that is the kind of game Baldwin felt that had on Saturday at the Say Yes to Success Showcase.